Fort Sill, Oklahoma Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Fort Sill North is a large, mostly renter occupied neighborhood. Its median real estate value is $264,140, higher than the average for U.S. neighborhoods. The median rental price is $1,839. Fort Sill North is in the city of Lawton.

Fort Sill is more than an economic engine. It is also a hub for workforce development. It's almost like a university for military recruits, which can benefit local employers looking for people with strong work ethic. Military training and culture instill these qualities, and those traits are highly sought after by employers.

Fort Sill was founded in 1869 after the American Civil War, when Major General Philip Sheridan was leading a campaign in the Indian Territory to prevent raids from American Indian tribes. This region saw the Red River War, when the Kiowa, Comanche, and Southern Cheyenne broke from the reservation. In 1875, the US Army forced these tribes to move back to the Indian Territory.

Fort Sill is the largest employer in Comanche County and Southwest Oklahoma. It has more than 13,000 active duty military personnel, 7,000 military trainees, and 30,000 students per year.